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King Crimson Diver
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Pacific Salmon Series

King Crimson Diver, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name King Crimson Diver
Category Pacific Salmon
Inner Tube Plastic 1.5 mm in dia
ButtMagenta SLF dubbing
BodyThree cone-heads in size S+M+M
Rear HackleMagenta cock
Wing4 strands of lilac Mirage Flashabou of rear cone-head in size S; first bunch of polar bear fur dyed in purple with a few strands of magenta holo flashabou after first cone-head in size S; second bunch polar fox tail fur dyed in pink with a few strands of magenta holo flashabou and silver holo Angel hair after second cone-head in size M; third bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in hot pink with a few strands of pink, light blue and magenta holo flashabou after third cone-head in size M; fourth small bunch of polar fox dyed deep purple and tied as Haan Norlings "reverse" wing at front of front hackle, 2/3 of the wing length; over the wing a few strands of holo pink flashabou and whole teal flank feather dyed in purple
Front HackleMagenta cock and violet guinea

We are continuing here with the amazing Tube Fly creations from the vise of new Contributing Fly Tyer, Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov. You can see more of Yuri's flies at The Flies of Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov. See his notes below.

YURI'S NOTES: This fly is tied in the Russian bullet tube fly style and in fact is prototype, which hasn't been tried yet. I tied it in preparation for my future visit for King salmon. This type of fly is quite specific. I use them for spring fishing for Atlantic and Baltic salmon when heavy current and cold water require big flies and a close to bottom presentation. In some places you need to present your fly deep on a very restricted fish lie. You can achieve a weight of fly as much as doubled compare to any bottle necked tubes available on world market. At the same time, this fly is perfectly balanced due to increasing of the cone heads size in the direction of the head of fly. The wing tied in sections within the whole body prevents the rear part of the body from hanging down and saves the fly silhouette. This fly can be tied for the use with a fixed or free swinging hook. It's a perfect bottom dragger with hook placed point(s) up. Most common combination of cone heads: S+S+M, S+M+M, S+M+L, M+M+L

For information about the tubes Yuri uses to tie his flies and for more of his patterns, read his article in the Rackelhanen Flyfishing Magazine.

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